Avoiding smoking to Protect renal function
The decline of renal
function for smokers is 83% higher than those nonsmokers. In addition,
their decline speed is very fast. Smoking 19 cigarettes a day has a 75%
renal function decline rate higher than non-smokers; while more than 20,
it is 97% higher than those nonsmokers. Smoking is associated with
kidney disease in a dose-dependent manner, namely the more they smoke,
the higher the risk of kidney damage is.
The process of smoking damaging kidney:
Some toxins in cigarettes may cause directly damage to renal cells, and renal function.
Direct effects on renal hemodynamics, such as nicotine, can cause
increased glomerular filtration rates and accelerate the deterioration
of chronic kidney disease.
Smoking can damage renal tubular, such as arsenic in cigarettes can cause acute necrosis of glomerulus and acute Renal failure.
Moreover, smoking can increase blood pressure, contract the blood vessels, aggravate renal disease progression.